Huddersfield-based Clearview Windows, is giving hope to other small regional manufacturers after reporting its best-ever year.
The company that specialise in the design, supply manufacture and installation of aluminum windows and doors has seen turnover increase by a third during 2012 and is on course to hit £1m for the first time in its three-year history.
It was just one of the small and medium-sized businesses questioned in the latest Manufacturing Advisory Service Barometer.
The poll showed that 40% of firms questioned increased their order books over the past six months while a massive 62% expect sales turnover to grow between now and June.
The number of firms expecting to take on staff rose by 9% to 40% on the previous year while the number investing in premises and machinery was up by 5% to 44%.
Managing director, Paul Oxley, commented: “Whilst most of the economy has remained static, we’ve had our best year ever maintaining our levels of commercial work and seeing increased demand from domestic customers for
bi-folding and sliding aluminum doors and windows.
“This has enabled us to invest in new estimation software and appoint a clerical apprentice in our office and a trainee on our shop floor.”
He continued: “We are looking to further capitalise on the growing awareness of our products in the domestic market with a specifically focused marketing campaign. We will of course remain fully committed to our commercial customer-base.”